LEOs/Legal Links

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Virginia Legal Ethics Opinions

These opinions are available in electronic format as a result of the work of James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar Ethics Counsel.

Click here for a topical list and summaries of LEOs prepared by Thomas E. Spahn of McGuireWoods, LLP.

Virginia CLE appreciates both Mr. McCauley's and Mr. Spahn's generous contributions to the growing body of on-line resources available to Virginia lawyers on this topic.

Click here to view LEOs by number

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Legal Links

Virginia CLE provides this information as a service to those visiting this website. Virginia CLE and the Virginia Law Foundation do not endorse any of the sites accessible through the links on this page and are not responsible for any of the information available at those sites.

Primary Sources of Special Interest to Virginia Lawyers

Please note: You should be cautious about relying on the Internet for legal research. Case law is, for the most part, limited to relatively recent decisions. Statutory and regulatory materials are not necessarily complete or up to date. The search software available at most sites is not as sophisticated as that provided by commercial sources.

Opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Cases from 1996 forward are included (PDF).

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia

Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions from mid-1995 forward are available at this site maintained by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Constitution of Virginia

Code of Virginia

The code is available in a searchable form. The search examples are very helpful.

Virginia Administrative Code

The administrative code is also searchable.

Legislation - Virginia General Assembly

This searchable information is updated regularly during the legislative session.

Opinions of the Attorney General of Virginia

Opinions from January 1996 forward are available at this site maintained by the Office of the Virginia Attorney General.

Virginia Courts

Virginia's Judicial System

This site provides links to many Virginia courts.

Other Sources

Legal Information Institute

Cornell Law School maintains this site, which includes the United States Code, opinions of the United States Supreme Court, and links to many other useful sources of legal information. Opinions are available shortly after cases are decided. Cases from 1990 forward and selected earlier cases are included.

Virginia State Bar

A who's who of the Virginia State Bar Council and Executive Committee. This site includes a very useful listing of VSB staff members' responsibilities.

Virginia State Bar Risk Manager

John J. Brandt, under the auspices of the Virginia State Bar's Special Committee on Lawyer Malpractice Insurance, operates a confidential telephone hotline attorney consultation service for all members of the VSB, free of charge.

The Virginia Bar Association

Information about The Virginia Bar Association and links to a variety of resources.

The Virginia Law Foundation

The Virginia Law Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization established by the Virginia State Bar in 1974, and Virginia CLE's governing body.


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